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Valley at the Leading Edge


Premiership-RajArosha 350pixValley at the Leading Edge

Moonee Valley's season and our leading players figured prominently in the Presentation Night edition of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association's newsletter, Leading Edge.

The bumper 48-page edition included the full scorecards from our Firsts and Seconds premiership wins, brief write-ups on the games from our captains Mark Gauci and Lou Raffaele, and a host of other information.

There was a small article on the five-year career of our star import Arosha Perera.

And there were plenty of other lists in Leading Edge where Moonee Valley was prominent.

Moonee Valley had three players in the top 12 in the voting for the Ray Scriven Medal, for players in North A 1 Division. Rajan Aiyappan and Arosha Perera both finished on 15 votes, while Craig Pridham polled 13 votes. The winner had 28 votes.

Raj (left) and Arosha are pictured above.

Leading Edge analysed the economy rate of every bowlerin the VTCA First Eleven grades, and Moonee Valley's Kane Harding came in ninth Melbourne-wide of bowlers who took 15 wickets and bowled 100 overs with an economy rate of just 2.2 runs per over.

Moonee Valley also featured in the strike rate across all First Elevens, with Raj Aiyappan coming tenth with a strike rate of a wicket every 25.4 balls.

Leading Edge also featured details of the Man of the Match awards in the Grand Finals, with our Arosha Perera in North A1 and Josh Maginness in North A2 getting the votes of the umpires.

Arosha Perera also finished second in the North A1 averages, with 556 runs at an average of 42.77. Third was Raj Aiyappan with 504 runs @ 38.77, while Pat Felmingham was 14th with 311 runs @ 28.27.

Raj Aiyappan won the North A1 bowling averages with 30 wickets @ 10.53, with Amit Chaudhary third with 21 wickets @ 11.33. Kane Harding came in seventh with 33 wickets @ 11.91, and Craig Pridham 19th with 29 wickets @ 18.48.

And three of the 11 players in the VTCA's North A1 Team of the Year were from Moonee Valley - Arosha, Raj and wicketkeeper Geoff McKeown.

So we can say Moonee Valley really did clean up in Leading Edge this season!

There was also a small item in Leading Edge on Sunshine United all-rounder William Blair - who lives just opposite Ormond Park and whose son William Jnr plays in the Moonee Valley Under 10s.



April 21, 2010
Category: Archived News

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